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– Eric Bischoff discussed a variety of topics on the post-show for his 83 Weeks podcast. Highlights are below.

Eric on what his role was as executive director: “The role, as it was originally defined to me, was to oversee the process and oversee the SmackDown brand, not to necessarily be involved in creative other than to oversee the management of it. Also to essentially oversee all of the other elements of the business that had anything to do with SmackDown. So it was a very broad description. Keep in mind it was a new job. It wasn’t a position that had previously existed in WWE. I’m sure a lot of thought went into it, but I think the position is most likely still evolving and being defined.”

What happened when Eric and Tony Khan both showed up at Tony Schiavone’s birthday roast: “Right at the very beginning of this thing, everybody’s seated. Mark Madden opens up and he goes, ‘Hey, look over there! Tony Khan the money mark! How many executive vice presidents do you have in your company anyway?’ Evidently Tony took exception to that and got up and left. So I could have, I guess, had an opportunity to meet Tony Khan. But Mark Madden f***ed it up for me…and by me telling this story I probably just f***ed it up for myself, but whatever.”

Comparing Collision in Korea to WWE’s Saudi Arabia shows: “The reason they go is purely economic and financial…When we went to North Korea there was relatively speaking no revenue involved at all. There was no economic advantage to it. We didn’t make a bunch of money, unlike WWE, who makes a ton of fucking money [going to Saudi Arabia].”

Eric gives an update on his upcoming Qatar Pro Wrestling appearance: “Interestingly enough, the press release came out suggesting that I was going to be there on the fourteenth. That is not the case. But I am supposed to be there on the twenty-third of this month for a press conference, and then I’m going to be at their big event on February twentieth, 2020.”
Source: https://411mania.com/wrestling/eric-bischoff-talks-not-meeting-tony-khan-wwe-role-more/
 

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Good! Last thing we need is Eric Bischoff and his fucking tinkering. After the way he used Bret Hart in WCW, he can go fuck himself. Fuck Bischoff.
 

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Mark Madden has always seemed like a total jerk to me. Good job Mark. It's Tony Shiavones birthday, why are you overly roasting Tony Khan/AEW at the very start? So dumb.
 

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He guesses that's why Tony left.

I mean it could have been. Maybe he has thin skin. Seems like there is word going around in circles that he is a money mark though given Orton went there quickly as well. Dude is a big time fan who now gets to hang around all the boys and is out partying with them and the like. I can certainly see how some would see it that way.
 

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Madden sounds like a douche and a world class moron.

Khan is a powerful guy with our without AEW, why bother pi**ing him off?
 

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That seems strange. But I mean who gives a shit if he's a money mark? The wrestlers seem to love him, he loves the wrestlers, does it really matter? He seems to be letting everyone do their own thing in order to make the product the best it can be and the product is moving along at a nice quality pace. The fact that Mark Madden said it as a bad thing makes me giggle.

I am, always have and always will be, confused on the amount of VP's Tony Khan does have. But as long as the show is running well, I don't give a fuck, and neither should he if it really got under his skin.
 

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Sorry to say that, but with all the things happening the last weeks with Tony (his reaction on Punk, his reaction on Orton, now this) ... he is really losing points.
 
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